Backcountry Ski Courses

SKI & LEARN…

Struggling to learn the basics? Not having fun? Not feeling confident in your skills?

Let our ACMG certified guides show you how!

These courses are designed to share our years of experience and knowledge to help you build up your skills and gain confidence when you travel in the mountains. Take the time to learn from the pros, and you will be moving through the terrain safely, with confidence and having fun on your skis.

 

Backcountry Ski Courses we offer…

Intro to Backcountry Skills Training

If you are new to the backcountry, or still struggling with your gear and techniques, then this is the course for you. We will pass on our years of experience and knowledge to assist you build your skills.

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This 2 day/1 evening course will teach new students

  • Equipment Selection & Application
  • Trip Planning
  • Navigation
  • Tracksetting & Trailbreaking
  • Routefinding & Terrain
  • Avalanche Basics
  • Backcountry Preparedness

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Group Size: Minimum 4 / Maximum 6 Students

Price: $345/person + GST

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Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue

Glacier skiing is a unique experience. Either as part of a day trip or a long ski traverse. There are many hazards in the glacier environment that skiers must be aware of – the consequences can be deadly.

This course uses a mix of indoor classroom for ropework, as well as field travel for application of techniques. There is the option of a heli assist trip for the field day on a local glacier for additional cost.

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This 2 day course teaches students:

  • Basic Glaciology
  • Equipment Selection & Application
  • Self Rescue
  • Hauling Systems
  • Roped Travel
  • and much more

Dates: March 24-25, 2018

Group Size: Minimum 4 Students / Maximum 8

Price: $275/ person + GST

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Over the years, we have offered professional instruction in some of the following areas to assist upcoming backcountry skiers
  • Ski Mountaineering
  • Mountain Weather
  • Snow Profiles & Tests
  • Map, GPS, & Navigation
  • Winter Shelters & Emergency Medical Evacuations
  • Mentorship for Professional level training
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UPCOMING TRIPS & COURSES

 

Avalanche Intro Night

Nov 22, 2017. 

Join us for an interactive evening session that introduces the concepts of snow avalanches and safety for both skiers and sledders. If you are unsure about avalanches, or don't know what to do for training, planning and equipment, this evening session will point you in the right direction.

Price: $50.00

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AST 1 Plus Ski

Dec 1-3, 2017

Smithers, BC

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AST 1 Sled

Dec 9-10, 2017

Smithers, BC

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AST Companion Rescue Ski

Dec 23, 2017

Smithers, BC

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New Years Eve AST 1 Ski

Dec 30-31, 2017

Hudson Bay Mountain, Smithers

Join us for the end of the year, and at the end of the course ski into the HBM daylodge to party the year away!

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AST 2 Ski

Feb 9-12, 2018

Smithers, BC

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